mindfulness research and neuroscience

Mindfulness and the Brain: What Does Research and Neuroscience Say?

We have all heard the term “mindfulness” but what does it really mean in terms of the brain and in terms of neuroscience? Being present in the moment is very empowering. It means focusing your awareness on the here and now. It’s about embracing each moment of the day and n
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what is mindful yoga

What is Mindful Yoga? 4 Poses + Yoga Retreats

Much is known about the benefits of mindfulness and the benefits of yoga, but what happens when you combine the two together? A relatively new form of yoga called Mindful Yoga, applies traditional Buddhist mindfulness teachings to the physical practice of yoga, offering even deeper in
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mindfulness coloring and art

What is Mindfulness Coloring? + 39 More Creative Mindfulness Art Ideas

In the hustle and bustle of modern life it is more important than ever to find ways to become attuned to our inner state and what is happening around us. We are bombarded with sensory stimuli that prevent us from being fully present in the moment – with ourselves, others and our
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Mindfulness Psychology

7 Great Benefits of Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

If you have dipped your toes into positive psychology, you have likely discovered one of the more popular and potentially life-changing topics within the field: mindfulness. It’s a topic that has grown in interest and potential over the last few decades, and it’s even gone “mainstream
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Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating and Running: The Health Benefits of Mindfulness (Incl. 10 Tips)

Mindfulness has been covered extensively on the site, with lots of helpful ideas and resources focusing on how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life, and the benefits of doing so. Mindfulness is applicable in a number of areas. Whether it’s addressing stress in the workplace
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What is mindfulness

What Is Mindfulness? Definition + Benefits (Incl. Psychology)

You’ve heard of mindfulness. Maybe you’ve even tried practicing mindfulness or read about its role in helping to manage stress. You’re not alone—we live in an extremely fast-paced world, and sometimes, we forget to check in with ourselves. In this article, we’ll look at what min
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Mindfulness at work

Mindfulness at Work: Using Mindful Leadership in the Workplace (Incl. Tips)

The workplace can be a fast-paced, stressful environment. Is it possible to thrive, rather than flounder, in the work environment? The key may lie with mindfulness – gently noticing what is going on for us, in the present moment, without passing judgment. Though the research is somewh
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living in the present

How to Live in the Present Moment: 35 Exercises and Tools (+ Quotes)

You’ve heard it said before—probably many times—that it’s important to live in the present moment. You also might have heard similar pieces of advice like: “Don’t get caught up in thinking about the past or the future—live in the now!” “Be present in your own life.” “All you have is t
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Mindfulness in Education: 31+ Ways of Teaching Mindfulness in Schools

Mindfulness in Education: 31+ Ways of Teaching Mindfulness in Schools

Mindfulness is not only a popular topic for researchers and academics; it’s also becoming quite the mainstream phenomenon. One of the reasons for the popularity of mindfulness is its simplicity. It is easy (relatively, anyway), inexpensive, and can be practiced by anyone at any time.
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60+ Benefits of Yoga for Men & Women to Increase Mental & Physical Health

60+ Benefits of Yoga for Men & Women to Increase Mental & Physical Health

Have you ever done yoga? For most people these days, the answer you get to that question is “yes.” Yoga is one of the most popular physical activities and group classes in the United States, although it wasn’t always that way. Yoga’s reputation started out in the West as something tha
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mindfulness x

[NEW] Mindfulness X©: Relaunch of the Improved and Extended Version

Does the idea of giving your own mindfulness training appeal to you? Or have you been thinking about integrating mindfulness into your practice or programs? If so, Mindfulness X© is meant for you… https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-x Mindfulness X© has been improved and extend
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mindfulness x

Mindfulness X: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Client’s Daily Life

Since the year 2000, the rise in scientific studies on the benefits of science-based mindfulness has led to many valuable insights into the underlying mechanisms and positive effects of mindfulness. From Mindfulness-based stress reduction (Kabbit-Zinn) to mindfulness-based eating awar
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mindfulness x

Mindfulness X: Training Template for Practitioners

Mindfulness has been proven very helpful for many people. The combination of psychology and the practice behind mindfulness appears to be the perfect approach to help people better understand how the mind works and how to put insights into practice to create a more balanced life.   Do
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mindfulness quotes

76 Most Powerful Mindfulness Quotes: Your Daily Dose of Inspiration

No matter how established your personal mindfulness practice is, sometimes you can use a little extra inspiration. Luckily, when it comes to mindfulness, there is no shortage of inspirational quotes you can use to give yourself that extra bit of motivation. Whether you are looking for
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therapy

8 DBT Worksheets (PDF) + 12 Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an interestingly named treatment. With no prior knowledge of what it is, it would be hard to figure out what it is a treatment for! If you’re as lost as I was when I first heard the term, then you’ve come to the right place. In this piece, you will lear
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history of mindfulness

History of Mindfulness: From East to West and From Religion to Science

Here at the Positive Psychology Program, we have been discussing several different aspects of mindfulness for the past few weeks. In particular, we have explored various ways to learn about mindfulness, practice it, and even where to study the art of teaching mindfulness to others. Bu
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